Kirk Orig­i­nals

Robb Report Singapore - - The Bespoke Issue -

Gary Old­man, Sa­muel L Jackson and An­thony Hop­kins are all afi­ciona­dos, while Mick Jag­ger, Oa­sis and Paul Weller have in­jected some rock ‘n’ roll mojo into the grow­ing cul­tural clout of a Lon­don her­itage eye­wear brand whose legacy dates back to 1919. “We’re in­formed by clas­sic style, but not dic­tated by it,” says manag­ing di­rec­tor Gor­don Ritchie. “We find that sub­tle colour themes add a unique edge to our col­lec­tions. Us­ing pale blue as a re­peat­ing ac­cent, for ex­am­ple, is dis­tinc­tive and fits with our fo­cus on mak­ing sun­glasses for the city.”

When it comes to sun­glasses that suit denizens of the Lion City, Ritchie is very spe­cific. “We’re cur­rently find­ing that Kirk Orig­i­nals Har­vey work best for the Sin­ga­pore cus­tomer. These have a dis­tinc­tive sweep to the brow that adds shape and char­ac­ter, while the in­spi­ra­tion harks back to clas­sic Cary Grant style. Ma­son and Reed from our Made in Eng­land col­lec­tion – which add sub­stance with their dis­tinc­tive shapes – also ap­peal to the Asian mar­ket.” kirko­rig­i­nals.com

“We’re in­formed by clas­sic style,

but not dic­tated by it,” says Kirk Orig­i­nals’ Gor­don Ritchie.

Hand­crafted in Bri­tain, glasses from Kirk Orig­i­nals (left and on fac­ing page) and TD Tom Davies(above).

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